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mire n ā, f., (mer) madness, frenzy, infatuation, used of ungoverned
or reckless passion, conduct, etc., rather than of insanity,
often of a temporary state due to excitement or anger, or of
martial fury (sometimes in a favourable sense). mór coll
85ceille, mor mire, Thes. ii 296.8 (Cod. Boern.). eochair mire
mellgal, ZCP vi 270 § 4. ro lín dasacht ┐ m. ¤ in rig, PH 746.
is math[g]amain ar miri, Fian. 60.16 . tri meic cen mórmiri,
LL 141b38 . Temair . . . cen luathi cen læchmiri `frenzy of
heroes
', Met. Dinds. i 10. gabait na heilifaint for miri ┐
dasacht, Marco P. 114. ar mire mad , Deut. xxviii 34. an
5drong atá ar meire, Psa. cii 8. g s. as attrib.: do Pharaon mire
infatuated , MacAingil 71.17 . In late lit. often of levity or
frivolity, occas. in favourable sense of sprightliness, mirth:
ainbhfios mor no mireadh, Luc. Fid. 253.20 . m. ¤ ┐ macnas na
hanma, TSh. 8723. lán do mhire, do mhenmain, do lúth
10` energy ', FM vi 2234.18 . do bhí im' ruire-se m. ¤ ┐ míne,
Hackett xxxix 129 ( Keat. Poems 761 ). — In Anecd. i 39.3 :
do bí mire a cuirr chíamair, read mise.

mírín n m. (dim. of mír) a little bit, small morsel: m. ¤ aráin, Fél.
110.33 (quoted Keat. iii 770 ).

15 mirr n f. (Lat. myrrha) myrrh. m. ¤ ┐ tuis is dergór (gifts of the
Magi), SR 7540. PH 7017. Aráib co m. ¤ co túis, LL 135b6 .
miorr, Gen. xliii 11. íocluibh iomorro an mhiorr, TSh. 7685.

mirra n f. late form of mirr. corp Rolanduis do chumhdach do
bhalsaimm ┐ do m. ¤ , ITS xix 98.1 . do chumdaigetar cuirp . . .
20maille re m. ¤ , BLism. 107rb36 .

mirrda io, iā adj. formed from mirr? tri .l.c. n-anart co ndath
n-adarc m. ¤ mán, LL 296a23 = SG 362.14 .

mirte n(Lat. myrtus?) a myrtle-shrub? mirti mora . . . ar na
tarraiṅg a tendtaib talman, TTebe 1565 .

25 mis g s. in n.l. Sliab Mis , name of a mountain in Kerry , see
Hogan Onom. s.v. māl Mis (.i. ríg montis), Ériu ii 5.14 (of
Cúroí m. Daire).

1 mísach n(mí `month'?) a calendar? name of a halidom or relic:
tri mergi acu .i. in chathach ┐ in clog Padraic ┐ in M. ¤ Cairnig,
30 RC xxiii 404.16 = MS. Mat. 600.17 ; probably a calendar or
martyrology , see O'Curry, op. cit. 600 , and RC xxxiv 36.

2 mísach n f. mísach, IGT Dec. § 37 (no pl.); g s. snúadh óir na
míscha , ex. 953 . Perhaps a plant-name: míosach ` fairy-flax ',
O'R. míonsach (míosach, míseach) id., Dinneen . míosach
35(míseach) ` pansy, spurge ', Hog. Luibh. See minmach.

1 miscad (-scath, -scaid) n f. a curse, malediction, esp. of
comminatory utterances of saints; perhaps compd. of mí-
and scoth `words, speech', as suggested by Corm. Y 859 :
miscath .i. mí-innsci. Scath .i. innsci; folld. by O'Cl. : mio-
40scaith .i. mi-innsci no drochinnsce (cf. roscad). miscaid .i.
mallacht ut est miscaid fri ceird cainti, O'Dav. 1211. miscath
.i. mallacht, Lec. Gl. 310. aincis is mioscaith . . . dha ṡenainm
na mallachta, For. Foc. 29. trí[s]t ┐ m. ¤ Patraic . . . for cech
flaith, Ériu i 219.5 . nach miscath doratad . . . for cech n-oen
45conascar regt nDe, Anecd. iii 25. fó míscaid bretheman brátha,
FA 34. fagcbaim . . . miscid . . . for Coisemnach, BColm. 78.6 .
eirgg dot tig ┐ beir miscaid a curse with you! LL 272a30 =
RC xiii 381.7 . tre misgaith naomh-Ruadhain, BNnÉ 323
n. 9 . do chedhaigh . . . a misccaith ┐ a mallacht d'inis
50Éiremhóin, FM vi 2294.26 .

miscadach adj o, ā. (miscaid) accursed: fri claind Cáin miscadaig,
SR 2422 , cf. 2392 . o Cháin míscadach, PH 1622. do shíl Cain
miscathaig, RC xxvi 162 § 48. ZCP iv 236 § 20.

miscais n n, f., (compd. of cais `hatred', Ped. ii 10 ; for prefix cf.
55 misceird, misimbert and see Wortk. § 9 ). O.Ir. miscuis; the
g.s. does not occur in Glosses. Mid.Ir. g s. miscsen, LU 783
(as if<miscsiu), later miscen, LB 256b32 (miscin, ZCP i 459.
14 ), whence arises a new oblique stem misc(e)n-, g s. miscne
(miscine, ZCP xiii 266.2 ), pl. miscena, Triads 179. Rarely
60treated as ā-st.; do tabairt miscai[s]e ar Find, Rawl. B 506
fo. 47d ( O'Don. 2387 ).
Hatred, dislike: cais .i. m. ¤ , LU 784 , cf. Corm. Y 940. As
pred. with copula hateful, hated: is miscuis do Dia, gl. inimica
est Deo, Wb. 3d33 . cid nech bad mó m. ¤ lat the one whom
65thou shouldst most hate
, SR 6001. raba m. ¤ lé-side a leschland,
LL 218a25 ( TTr. 86 ). PH 6665. fá mioscais leó an tí Niall,
FM vi 2344.4 . (Compar.) conidh misgaisiu lasna tuathaibh na
tigerna clechtait forru innāt na tigernada aili that the peoples
hate the rulers with whom they are acquainted more than other
70rulers
, CCath. 5106. As subst.: doratsat . . . m. ¤ moir do Ner
they hated Nero greatly, PH 1906. tardsat uile m. ¤ dia trebaire,
Aen. 1763. With obj. gen.: arna epret is ara miscuis . . . act
is ara seircc out of hatred to them . . . out of love to them,
Wb. 7d8 . ni ar do miscuis (miscais LU) not from dislike of
75you
, TBC² 1148. rofidir a m. ¤ acon ingin he knew the girl
hated him
, ZCP i 459.29 . do dhioghail a mhisccne for R. to
punish R. for his animosity towards him
, FM v 2330.24 . With
subj. gen. a thing hated, an object of hatred: m. ¤ na ṅgataige
one hated of thieves, IT iii 74 § 34 = Bruchst. i § 50 . miscus
80gach buirb a tinchosc the churl hates reproof (?), Ériu ii 229 § 9.
mioscuis Ephraim the envy of E., Isa. xi 13. miosguis, Eg.
Gl. 112. Pl. in distributive sense: trí miscena [miscna v.l.]
indsci `three hateful things in speech', Triads 179. inti oca mbítis
miscne, RC xx 248 § 51. eter miscenaib (= inter odia), PH 5924.

85 miscaisech adj o, ā. hateful, odious: tiagarna fuar no m. ¤ , Ériu
v 138.11 . Cáin miscuiseach, R.I.A. 23 E 26 p. 8 . Cf. miscsech.